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My first heterosexual bar.

I’ve been thinking this week about three pieces of writing.  Each is about a different subject, but they all touch on men’s sexual desire:  Amanda Marcotte’s Buyers and sellers, Julia Serano’s essay Why Nice Guys Finish Last (no link), and … Continue reading

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Ethical pick up artistry and the shit test.

Clarisse Thorn has a couple of interesting posts up this week about “Pick Up Artists.”  An important point she makes is that the pick up artist subculture has a monopoly on effective advice for shy men who want to meet … Continue reading

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Men can’t “opt out.”

When I was in college, my friend “Jay” and I both knew a young woman, and as it happened I spent some time with her on a day after she’d gone on a date with Jay.   She and I didn’t … Continue reading

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If sex is outlawed, only outlaws will have sex.

One criticism of abstinence education is that it increases the chance of unplanned pregnancy.  The idea is, teenagers who believe in abstinence will feel badly if they prepare for sex by arranging birth control, but feel less culpable if sex … Continue reading

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